Ga. county 911 center, ambulances destroyed in fire

The fire put Jeff Davis County 911 and ambulance services out of commission until other counties stepped in to provide coverage

By Laura French

JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, Ga. — A fire destroyed a Georgia county 911 center and multiple ambulances on Saturday, temporarily cutting off services to the area. 

The blaze caused heavy damage to the Jeff Davis County 911 Center, which also houses emergency management and EMS operations in the county, according to WJCL. Due to the damage, all county ambulances and 911 services went out of commission, with neighboring counties soon stepping in to provide coverage. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp visited the facility on Sunday morning to view the damage, tweeting, "My thanks to the local officials in surrounding counties who have stepped up to help. Thanks to them, 911 and ambulance services have been restored. Great collaboration between state, local, and regional partners!" 

Jeff Davis County Administrator Oakley G. Perry released a statement after the blaze, thanking Appling, Bacon and Coffee County officials for taking over 911 and ambulance operations.


Message from County Administrator Oakley G. Perry. This evening we got the devastating news that the Jeff Davis County...

Posted by Jeff Davis County Board of Commissioners on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Officials said three firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling the blaze, according to News Now Georgia. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 


Thoughts and prayers go out to our neighbors in Jeff Davis County as their EMS and 911 center was destroyed by fire along with several ambulances this evening.

Posted by Telfair County Sheriff Sim Davidson on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Jeff Davis County 911 Center Destroyed by fire. At approximately 5PM Saturday night 911 operators at the Jeff Davis 911...

Posted by News Now Georgia- NNG on Saturday, January 30, 2021


Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2021 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.